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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

1748  Joseph Schuster, composer on this day in history.  

1757  Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1772  Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000 on this day in history.  

1772  The birth of Jean Victor Moreau, French general on this day in history.  

1772  Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general on this day in history.  

1778  Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history barbados hurricane begins  

1786  On this day in history captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia  

1794  On this day in history jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72  

1799  On this day in history joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist  

1804  Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament  

1807  David R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849 on this day in history.  

1811  On this day in history judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]  

1820  Janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)  

1824  On this day in history new South Wales is constituted a Crown colony.  

1828  On this day in history edward Saloman, Gov (Union), died in 1909  

1832  Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1833  Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history george B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal  

1836  On this day in history cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician  

1837  Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated on this day in history.  

1844  Jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1852  Nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1858  First ascent of the Eiger on this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history christian Eijkman, Neth, bacteriologist (avitaminos, Nobel 1929)  

1860  On this day in history nation's first successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev)  

1860  Nation's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev) on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)  

1860  James Wilson, politician on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)  

1863  French protectorate over Cambodia is established on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history cambodia becomes French protectorate  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482) was born on this day in history.  

1600  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1613  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on this day in history.  

1635  Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus) was born on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

1673  On this day in history birth of richard Mead, London, physician  

1718  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on this day in history.  

0449  On this day in history death of flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople  

0480  Death of Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) on this day in history.  

0897  Death of Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.  

1171  On this day in history louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies  

1180  On this day in history guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

1183  On this day in history christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies  

1204  Death of King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) on this day in history.